So I decided to use the 16th St./NH Ave bike signals again since I had to make a late night run to Rite Aide. Maybe I was wrong. Maybe they aren't so bad after all, since I never really needed to use NH Ave before....because it needs to be two-way, for christ's sake!
Yeah. They didn't work.
I was on NH Ave. heading SW to turn onto U St. (westbound). I put my bike's tires *exactly* where the "place bike here" stencil indicated. Right smack-dab in the middle of the chevrons!
Eventually The Boy gave up and darted the light. But I had faith. Maybe, just maybe, the bike signal would change from the hellish red to a wonderful green glow?
No. No it did not. Not after three (3)...count em' THREE vehicle signal changes.
C'mon. I'm riding a 50lbs cruiser here. It *had* to register. But it didn't.
So eventually I just had to risk it like every other cycling schmuck.
I'm just going to chalk it up to DDOT trying to tweak things. There's gotta be a break-in period, right?
In the meantime, I'll just be following the standard signals...